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How to make a crafty seed beads bracelet?

How to make a crafty seed beads bracelet?

We are back with our very own seed beads. They have quite an appeal of their own that makes us want to collect more and more. It is incredible how incredibly crafty you could get with these, and I personally love them the most.

Today, we are going to learn how to make a wired bracelet using seed beads. It is a simple project much addressed to the beginners who just started. Plentiful of skills are here to learn that will be adopted in nearly every handcrafted jewelry process.

So, sit tight, concentrate and begin… First of all, make sure you are on a lead with all the following supplies:

  • Seed beads – use any color you want. You can also add a seasonal theme
  • 18 gauge wire
  • Pliers
  • Ruler or inch tape for measuring length
  • Hairspray or any aerosol can

Following are the steps:

  • Begin with holding your 18 gauge craft wire prior to trimming it off the bundle. Then, form coils out of your wire using looping pliers. You have to be very cautious about it. Do not deform it; carefully and gently make wire coils.
  • For length, let me give you an approximate of 3 cm. In order to make a single bracelet, you require 6 wire coils measuring 3 cm long.
  • Another careful step to come; once you are done making your coils, now bend them a bit in order to form a round shape, so that your wire coils could easily fit into your bracelet.
  • Wrap it around your wrist and measure the size. You need to have a wire that is an inch or half more than the actual length. My length was 6”, so I cut my wire around 6.5”.
  • Now form any loop at either end of your wire using your looping pliers. Wrap the wire around your aerosol can carefully. You need to keep the other finishing point unclosed for the time being.
  • Put a wire coil through the bracelet through the point that you left opened. Then, string seed beads onto the wire. Once you reach halfway length of your wire, stop inserting beads.
  • Now, put another coil and repeat the abovementioned steps. Keep one and a half cm joined at the end because you will require forming another loop for closure.
  • Make another bracelet utilizing the same processes. Then make two jump rings.
  • Place your bracelets parallel, overlapping each other and having their loops matched on every end. Then attach jump rings to join the bracelets.
  • Cut wire piece around 8 cm. Bend it.
  • Again bend your wire using the looping plier to make a hook shape.
  • Now attach this hook with your bracelet via the ring on any side you prefer.
  • If you want to make any adjustments to your bracelet length, simply add more rings.

You are all done! Doesn’t it look splendid? Thank you for heading out to my blog!

How to make a bracelet using seed beads?

How to make a bracelet using seed beads?

Did you ever wonder you could make handcrafted jewelry on your own?

Well, you have taken the leap of heading out to my blog. Let me tell you, not only you can learn to make handcrafted jewelry, but you can be really good at it and in fact, muster your creativity and knack for craftwork as a business!

You may be looking for a gift that shows your love and fondness, yet personalized and easy. So, worry not because today the bracelet we are going to learn to make might just be the right gift item to go with.

Let us begin with my step-to-step guide. If you are a beginner, stay focused, concentrate and read every step carefully. You do not want to miss anything or do it entirely wrong, otherwise you may frustrate yourself. It is simple and requires your good will! Just imagine how shiny gold and matte seed beads would go for Christmas or any season!

The following is the list of materials you need, so make sure you do not fall short of anything:

  • Matte and glossy seed beads – all must be 4mm in size
  • Strong, broad wire – 20 gauge copper in Parrot green color
  • Pliers
  • Double Cup Loop Connectors
  • Clasps
  • Scissors

*Although there are no restrictions of design and color of your seed beads, but if you generally require a suggestion, then I would say you try to find a combination of green-blue matte beads, metallic burgundy matte and bronze gold matte.

Step 1: First of all, grab your scissors and carefully cut an 18-24” of wire length. You will have 2 loops around the wrist for the length of 18”. Make sure you do not forcefully bend or deform the wire while cutting it.

Step 2: Grab the sack of your seed beads that you are using. I recommend you use the bronze gold matte on the center of your bracelet and on each end of your other piece. I put the metallic burgundy ones towards the ends of the piece with bronze golden beads. Then, I added the green-blue on the middle of the other piece.

Step 3: It is time to string the beads! Start by putting your wire into the hole & pulling the bead up onto the wire length. Just remember, you have to carefully hold the wire because you do not want to disturb its natural shape.

Step 4: Once you are done stringing the whole length of wire with seed beads, leave out an inch or more space at the finishing points, then cover the wire around the foot of a double-cup connector & close it using pliers. You will have a loop to attach a clasp to your connectors. I’d say you let it remain unclasped because it looks better this way.

Step 5: To cover up, follow the natural shape of your wire and then strongly wrap the bracelet on your wrist. Let it go and it will spread out a bit.

That was all! How does it look like? I’m sure you loved it. Stay tune for more blogs for seed beads jewelry!

How to Select Cheap Beads For Jewelry Making?

How to Select Cheap Beads For Jewelry Making?

The online jewelry market is becoming the most popular industry, as millions of people buy jewelry online daily. As jewelry is a consumer product, it is popular with both men and women. Hence, from fine jewelry to costume jewelry, the online market is bombarded with demands of different kinds of jewelry and the industry is expanding rapidly to serve the needs of customers.

Different items made up of different materials and mediums and costs accordingly, for example, gold, silver or diamond, plated or filled gold jewelry will cost you as per the current rate of that metal. Whereas the jewelry made up of wood, plastic, shells, bones, beads, and other non-expensive material will be cheaper.

People are always looking for new trendy style jewelry; beaded jewelry is one of evergreen styles of jewelry that never go out of fashion. There are a number of different types of beads available in the market that you can use to make your own jewelry creation. I love beaded jewelry and have a huge collection of different kinds of beads as I have an addiction of collecting them from here and there. You can make a number of different projects using these beads. The most important thing is to obtain cheap beads that will enable you to make a good amount of profit from your jewelry creations.

Beaded jewelry is tremendously customizable; you can make your own designed earrings, bracelets, necklaces, anklets, and armbands by using several different types of cheap beads.

Let me share some of the tips with you that will surely help you in selecting cheap beads for your jewelry projects:

1st of all you need to pay attention on several things before selecting beads. For example, you should consider the type of jewelry you want to create. Maybe you want to make your own style ultra-modern signature design by twisting the prevailing trend in your own way. You will have countless options to give your imaginations a physical exterior by using cheap beads. You can choose from seed beads, glass beads, crystal beads, pearls, wooden, and plastic beads that are readily available in the market on cheaper rates.

A simple search for cheap beads on the internet will provide you with unaccountable results that show you the websites that sell them. But before making a purchase decision, compare the prices from different sites and read the specifications, shipping and delivery terms and conditions to make sure that you are going to get what you are paying for. These beads are available extensively, but the sellers make excess money out of shipping. Try to opt for a seller who offers you free shipping.

If beads collection is your hobby than it is beneficial for you to buy beads in bulk and share the expense with a friend who also use or collect beads like you. Otherwise, it will be very hectic for you to consume the whole lot of beads that you buy in bulk. If you buy beads online, try to consider the exchange policy of the site because at the time of purchasing cheap beads you do not get a chance to examine them personally.